Khaifu sai ahahn farang paeng (omelettes)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each Tin of Spam
1 each Tin of corned beef
1 tablespoon Of fish sauce
1 tablespoon Of sweet soy
1 tablespoon Of prik phom (powdered red chili)
1 tablespoon Of garlic
1 tablespoon Of ginger
1 tablespoon Of shallots
1 teaspoon Of red prik chi fa (jalapenas)
1 tablespoon Of green prik chi fa
\N 3 duck eggs
\N 3 teaspoons of fish sauce


The title of this snack is my Sister-in-Law's idea of a joke in Thai it means "an omelette made from expensive foreign food" the expensive food in question being Spam and corned beef. These are, however, grossly expensive in Thailand costing several dollars a can (this meal would cost a laborer several days wages).


METHOD: Take a medium tin of corned beef and break it up with a fork.

Take a similar sized tin of Spam, and cut it into small dice.

Combine. This should give you about a cup of meat. Add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, and 1 tablespoon of dark sweet soy, and stir in 1 tablespoon of prik phom (ground red chilies). Leave to marinade for about an hour. Beat 3 duck eggs, with three teaspoons of fish sauce.

Now in a wok saute 1 tablespoon of garlic, 1 tablespoon of ground ginger, and 1 tablespoon of shallots (purple onions). Add the marinated meat, and stir fry until the meat begins to turn brown. Add 1 tablespoon of chopped red and 1 tablespoon of chopped green prik chi fa (Thai jalapenos) Stir the meat mix, to amalgamate the ingredients and if desired, add freshly cracked black pepper to taste. In a 10-inch omelette pan, fry half the egg mix. When it is set on the pan side, spoon half the meat mix neatly into the center in a rectangular shape, and fold the edges of the omelette over the meat to form a parcel. Flip it over and fry until sealed and the egg is cooked through. Similarly cook the other half of the mixture. Cut each omelette in two, and serve with other snack foods (such as pad Thai, pad mi Korat, som tam). From: "Colonel I. F. K. Philpott" <colonel@...> Colonel Ian F. Khuntilanont-Philpott

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